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Sunday, February 2 • 16:00 - 16:45
Travel writing 2.0

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Quick-access content may define our age, but where does travel writing sit in the era of entertainment immediacy? Does the celebrity-led travelogue and sponsored content reign supreme, or is the age of the Big Read back, with in depth investigative stories once again rising to prominence? Our award-winning panellists sit down for the Big Debate.

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Adrian Phillips

Managing Director, Bradt Travel Guides
Adrian is managing director of Bradt Travel Guides (the world’s largest independent guidebook publisher), as well as a travel writer and broadcaster who contributes regularly to media including National Geographic Traveller (UK), the BBC and ITV. His recent awards include Consumer... Read More →

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Emma Gregg

Freelance travel writer
Emma is a multi-award-winning travel journalist, specialising in responsible travel with a nature, culture and conservation focus. She’s a former editor of Travel Africa magazine, the author of several Rough Guides and has been a regular contributor to National Geographic Traveller... Read More →
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Julia Buckley

Freelance travel writer
Former travel editor at the Independent, Evening Standard and i, Julia specialises in Italy, the US, and hotels, and writes the monthly Where to Stay column for National Geographic Traveller (UK). She wrote travel-health memoir Heal Me and won Best Consumer Feature at the Travel... Read More →
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Kate Simon

Freelance travel writer
Kate is a journalist with more than 30 years’ experience working for national newspapers and magazines. Since stepping down as travel editor of The Independent on Sunday in 2012, she’s gone on to write about travel for titles including The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, i and... Read More →


Sunday February 2, 2020 16:00 - 16:45 GMT
The University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus, Room MG 28